Rolling Stone Sued For Text Messaging Spam

from the a-text-message-gathers-no-moss dept

Rolling Stone publisher, Wenner Media, has been hit with a class action lawsuit over spam text messages that were used to aggressively promote Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Men’s Journal. Of course, it’s not clear that this is actually illegal. The lawsuit is based on a law that forbids the automatic dialing of marketing phone calls to mobile phones, but it’s not clear if that actually applies to SMS messages as well.

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Richard Kulawiec says:

Re: Whether its legal or not

I don’t know if you’re serious or just venting, but I’ve actually constructed (elsewhere) a serious attempt at an argument that spamming should be punished by the death penalty. As you might guess, this isn’t very popular with spammers, their associates, their supporters, their suppliers/consultants/vendors, etc.

What few people seem to grasp yet is that spammers are sociopathic monsters; that’s why, as I’ve often said, there is no such thing as an ex-spammer. (Every now and then someone mistakenly claims to have spotted an example of one. It inevitably turns out that the spammer has just migrated to a different form of abuse — see “Spamford Wallace” for the canonical case study.)

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